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, these are noises that you made to sound conciliatory after an election, and we think back to 2009. the republicans sounded very conciliatory in the days after president obama's reelection when he was holding a high approval rating, but by april or may of his first year that that had melted away. so right now is happy talk from the republicans. we will see whether that materializes into votes. lou: such happy talk, why aren't there more smiling faces in the republican party? >> pretty unhappy talk from what i can tell, and to this point pretty frivolous. you see members of the united states senate demand is not even their negotiations, but taking a timeout to beat up on grover norquist to is some on elected activists type who was not a player in this and does not have a seat at the negotiating table, was not elected. what does he have to do with any of this? is seems to me this is the opportunity for the republicans in the house, but also to some extent in the senate to explain what they want to know what kind of entitlement cuts that will demand. instead they're beating a boy norquist. lou: we als
or -- >> absolutely not. they're stonewalling at every turn. they ran out the clock before the election. the president says now that the election is over, we'll cooperate. the most basic information about what happened on the night of the attack, and what survivors had to say after the attack is not being provided, and we'll talk more about that tomorrow. but long story short is i know very little from this administration about what happened in benghazi. what i'm finding out on my money makes me very upset. >> greta: is ambassador rice trying to test the waters if she's nominated? >> i have no idea, but i'll be glad to talk to her. again, it's not just about her. why did the president seven days after she spoke write this off as a video-inspired event when it's pretty clear to everybody early on this is a terrorist attack, in a coordinated way. there was no mob that turned into a riot. the riot that i've seen doesn't include heavy weapons and mortar trucks. >> greta: do i take it you're going to ask her direct questions? >> i'm going to ask her straight, direct questions because it's my job. president
through the election. and they're handing out flyers all over the heartland of the country, obama is not going to take your guns, they're trying to fog the election and get through the election, but if they do, it's katie bar the door. stuart: yes indeedy, look at black friday. next hour we'll talk to the gun store owner who took out the ad in the paper. if you voted for barack obama, your business is not welcome. it's been great for his business. he's on the show the top of the hour coming up. perhaps all research in motion needed was "varney & company" to put it on death watch. since we did so, the stock is up 5 #% in one month. 70% up in three months, a lot of positive buzz surrounding the blackberry 10 due the end of january and the stock has gone straight up despite our death watch. maybe we should put microsoft, a stock that i own, on death watch. take a look at the video please, two armed robbers made off with nearly $100,000 in black friday cash. the two men hid in a target store in new jersey, after it closed, they entered the cash room, that's where cops say the men tied
by ambassador rice and president obama three weeks before an election. >> shepard: rice said while we wish we had had perfect information, just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case, the intelligence assessment has evolved. neither i nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the american people at any stage in this process. and the administration updated congress and the american people as our assessments evolved. democrats call it all pure politics. they won the election, but the opposition still fighting. so now showdown between the white house and house republicans over the president's choices for his cabinet. catherine herridge live in the dc news room. it sounded like they were ready to dial this back. but they've dialed it up instead. >> they have. within the last hour, this from the three senators disputing white house claims that statements about benghazi are a closed matter, that there are no unanswered questions. the senators saying this morning the acting c.i.a. director morell told them the al-qaeda references were dropped in the c.i.a. talking poin
. remember how quickly he threw away his 70% approval rating from the 2008 election, when he went with the spend, spend, spend approach. he's now walking in with a 50-plus percent approval rating and going for tax and spends, tax and spend. i think he'll find his approval, begin to continue its way down from where it was when he first ran. and secondly, the republicans won the house of representatives, and they won it after redistricting, which means they're all running in the same districts for ten years, so, that republican majority is here for a long time and it's fairly comfortable, they're not going to be pushed back or bullied around. the president's gone in four years, the republican house is there for ten, and they all won, having voted for and debated and discussed and explained, the ryan plan, which is entitlement reform and tax reform. it is a tougher house than we've ever had capable. >> grover, i'm looking at your picture in the new york times of all places, your picture is in the new york times yesterday, saying-- i can't hold it up because, it's there. okay? there h
in the u.s. markets after the election on november 6th. we're back to -- >> we have a crack data team, don't we? we ask, they perform. thank you very much. >>> from california to florida, walmart workers have been staging protests at various locations across the country. but, is that keeping shoppers away? we'll go live to a walmart store in maryland for the latest action on that. >>> plus, we'll tell you six ways to find the best deals out there. all it takes is your fingers and a mobile device. >>> up next -- fiscal cliff getting closer and closer every single day. one member of our panel says there is no way the lawmakers will hash out a deal by the end of the year. what does that mean for stocks? stick around to find out. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no mat
of things going on in politics as ever. we had regional elections in spain. yields you can see slightly higher, but still well below 6%. now, these regional elections fairly important because we know catalonia has been pushing on on independence. now, it looks less likely we'll get that referendum, but not because people in catalonia are any less eager on a separatist movement. just that they didn't vote for the main guy who is proposing it. they voted for competitor party which is makes it slightly harder in the short term for them possibly to get a referendum going. so eases the pressure in the short term but means there is still a longer term problem there. catalonia is one of those regions that still has very large deficits, as well. so the politics in spain slightly skewed as they will be, but not so much pressure on rajoy at the moment. unlikely to ask for assistance in the short term. we also have another euro group meeting take, back in brussels, yes, i know, we seem to have one every week. they may come up with a long term financing deal for greece. finally talking about debt f
as a result of paying it earlier. >> adelson loses in the election so he realizes rates are going higher so he pays a special -- >> i don't know what the numbers add up to. he spent over -- how many millions did he spend? >> for investors that want to catch the next one, it's a shot in the dark to know who will be -- we're kind of running out of time here. >> the clock is ticking. >> go to one where you have grandkids relying on the dividend. anyone out there? >> it's great point. >> generation skip? >> walton grandkids, $800 million a month in dividends. >> how do you spend all that? >> i don't know. >> but brown forman is a fantastically performing -- a real winner. you may know this as jack daniels. very successful -- very successful growth company. as has bean. these are very, very cash flow spewing companies and they're giving it to you. i love it. i really do. >> it's amazing. >> we talked about it so long ago after the election you started to see it pop one after another. walmart setting the tone. >> returning capital to share holders is a theme. adt as well increasing its share repurch
that was dictated by the election results and it's dictated by the election results and the republicans can't be the people who hold back the entire movement of taxes and tax cuts extended for most people and i wish they could keep the highest tax rates slow where they are, because that's where the job creators are, and i think that the republicans will ultimately come to a deal and you know, they have to, otherwise, obama could hold it over their heads and beat them with it and claim that the republicans are the recalcitrant holdovers and i hope they don't do too much. stuart: i haven't heard anything on the other side of the fence, which is entitlement reform and spending cuts and that's ignored on the tax side of things. >> well, it's all politics, stuart. you know, they don't have to move right now. they just want to the let the republicans sit there and stew in their own juices, which is what's going on. the faster the democrats act the less political gain from the pressure under republicans. there's no real incentive for democrats to come out and be accommodative and they won't be unt
roosevelts election derailed from the depression. >> gretchen: stewart varney went back to the 30s and fast forward here. >> not just me. first year of fdr's second term was 1937 and it was a terrible year for the economy. dow jones industrial was cut in half . unemployment 15 percent and it was a depression within the big depression of the 1930s. is the parallels between then and now. fdr raised taxings. president obama is going to raise taxes. many of the big themed policies of the first term of fdr were implemented in the second term. same with president obama and think obama care and financial reform . attacking wall street as the villian. president roosevelt did that . wall street was the villians and shades of that exactly. 2013 president obama wall street is the villiage and then the rearrangement of society. fdr tried to do it. and president obama is doing it and run away government spending. parallels are there and hope it doesn't work out like it did then. >> we want all americans back to work. and back in the 30s industrial plummeted 34 percent in the first year of the second ter
. but after the election now front and center all the coverage really is the fiscal cliff, the warnings, what might happen. that is finally, as a result, starting to hit home. in october, for example, very few people have the fiscal cliff on the radar screen. now half of them are worried about it. i think it has moved up the list now for the first time for consumers. melissa: to ask why they are not buying more, they will stand so darn right about that fiscal cliff, i will not get an extra toy. >> how they really feel it is the equity market is not doing well in the last month. that is what brings it home for consumers. you can ask how has the economy thabeen doing the last couple of weeks they don't feel quite as good as they did a couple of months ago. a lolove that is the equity mar. melissa: the fiscal cliff is probably symbolic that this idea that we have the same people in washington sitting there agreeing about nothing and getting nothing done and whether it is the fiscal cliff specifically for the economy in general, these people are there doing nothing, still they're the ones who hel
up above 13,000 barely on the dow. europe taking stock of spanish elections over the weekend waiting to see if they can agree on the bailout for greece. we start with black friday shopping weekend. numbers look out as we kick off cyber-monday. which retailers crushed it and which ones were crushed? >>> if you were keeping track, the dow added 421 points last week and bulls argue it could add even more if european leaders settle this dispute over greek aid. we'll discuss the potential impact as they meet in brussels right now. >> a big day for analyst upgrades. research in motion, facebook, yahoo! we'll go over those and see why citi needs three analysts to initiate coverage of apple. we'll begin with retail sales picture from this past weekend. 139 million consumers shopped during black friday weekend. that's up from 132 million last year. total spending up to 59.1 billion to 54.4 a year ago. average holiday shopper spending $434 over the weekend. sales on black friday fell 1.8% from the same day a year ago setting the stage for today known as cyber-monday. american shoppers will spe
-off after the elections. we had sandy to deal with also. this has taken our mind off that which is a nice change of pace for the people on the east coast. so the holiday season gives us something to cheer about. the markets have done their part this week. >> how are we setting up for next week given that next week is going to be a full trading session for one but as i mentioned, washington gets back to business hopefully and maybe gets some work done. >> is it back to business? are we going to expect anything out of them? down here it doesn't seem like we are. i don't want to say that we've lost hope but the fiscal cliff, we don't think it will happen, we really don't. i don't expect anything out of washington. i would look more toward overseas and what they're seeing. things are going to keep falling. >> what matters more to the markets, spain or the fiscal cliff? >> the fiscal cliff is so quiet this week. i'm going to say spain. a bigger linchpin short-term going into next week. >> matt, thank you for stopping by. a special black friday treat for you. sears and kmart president one of th
and the shareholders who elect these individuals allow companies to move assets to the highest form? john malone constantly spins off things shuffling paper. looking to not only grow intrinsic value, but allowing it to surface. if you just bought a basket of securities that dr. malone had over the years, you'd have compounded assets at about a 15% the last 20 to 30 years. buffett does something else, buys and holds. irene rosenfeld, i said she's going to buy cadbury, she took it, put it into a package, spun off kraft. mondelez is a fantastic asset. another example, hillshire, sarah lee, we talked about that spinning off. look at the pieces. what are the elements that are worth? hillshire is a company 120 million shares, the stock's around $25, $3 billion market cap, basically the company sells protein for breakfast, jimmy dean sausages, the sausage category, how big is it? >> might be a little fat -- >> lunch meat. joe -- >> well, it's sausage. i want it. i eat it, i want it. i'm telling you it's not all protein. this is good. >> hot dogs, joe. >> just sort of in a trance. it's sort of a relief,
. >> although the president is in a position, he's not running for re-election again, kind of look at things -- >> he's in a position of compromise you would think. 2014, if you can get a democratic house, then you can consolidate everything and you can get a democratic house how? by making them -- >> by saying the republicans are -- >> obstructionists, blah, blah, blah. >> and then you play for the last two years. >> playing to just consolidate all your redistribution. >> i get it, but also a tough way to play the game. >> did you see drudge? >> i did. >> bush 3. >> jeb bush talking about 2016. >> and then christy -- >> already talking about 2016. >> we are. and christie is getting his re-election campaign ramped up. he has unprecedentedly high approval rating. >> after sandy. and he says this is a job he feels leak he needs to continue. >> stanley wants him to stay. some other corporate news involving erickson. it's filed a lawsuit against samsung alleging patent infringement. ericcson says two years to trike a deal were unsuccessful. and an hp shareholder filed a lawsuit alleging the tech
says he is stepping down from the ranks. just weeks ahead of the general election. the former general and one-time prime minister said he will stay at his post until a new government is formed. those are your headlines. back to dagen and connell. dagen: online black friday sales topping a record. $1 billion. connell: we want to know about today. supposed to be this big day online. we have sent adam shapiro out there. >> 1.2 million square feet. they have 40 of these centers throughout the united states. this is the largest. we are on a 15 minute rate. they will come back at 11:30 a.m. they have been going 247. anybody who is selling online. at amazon.com, they will sell more than 200 items per second. last year it was 204 items per second. they expect revenue in the fourth quarter to be 16 to possibly 30% higher. i want to give you a quick shot of that area i am in. they take them out and put them in the yellow fins. they are said further down the line to the pickers. then they package it. then it is sent to your house. we will talk to an exeeutive about the numbers and billion dollar
. remember, fedex soared when we heard about the restructuring. ever since the election it has pulled back along with the rest of the market to the point where it's now almost back to where it was before the announcement. it's time to buy, people. bottom line, you want a real cyber monday deal, go buy yourself -- >> buy, buy, buy. >> -- some federal express. robert in illinois. robert? yo, robert? >> caller: praying for the eagles tonight. >> yeah. we need divine intervention. good you pointed that out. what's up? >> caller: electronic gear this holiday season, and i think this stock has a lot of upside due to the increased volume of sales at this time of year. the stock is skul. >> i felt it's too much of a commodity. i don't like stuff that's sold in those particular stores that they're there. i've been recommending the sale of skullcandy, around since 14, 15. the stock did go up to 16, made me look bad momentarily. i stuck by my guns. i still think you should sell skullcandy. fernando in california. fernando? >> caller: [ inaudible ]. >> okie doke. >> caller: coming into the fourth quar
. this is meeting number two now with benjamin netanyahu. and then in a few hours she'll meet with the newly-elected president mohamed morsi. this just underscores the urgency of peace talks here in the region. the israeli air attacks killing 27 more palestinians bringing the death toll to 137. a spokesperson for hamas sounding hopeful. an end to the violence is near telling cnn, quote, we are close, we are on the edge, end quote. i want to bring in dan, a former israeli officer and now a scholar at the center for middle eastern policy. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let me just begin on what your reaction is on what appears to be a level of new violence in tel aviv. could this be a game-changer? >> well, this is a very serious development, i think. and whether it is a game-changer or not, we'll have to see. i think that up to now while a cease-fire, the parties feel that a cease-fire is within reach, they were scrambling to achieve last-minute gains, strategic and public imagewise before a cease-fire comes into effect. i think that this bus explosion is sort of a decisive image that hamas
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